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R48 Battery Life Improved

After looking through the firmware very closely, I figured out a way to reduce power consumption of R48 via firmware tweaking. (Aggressive use of CPU “idle” mode while waiting for PWM pulse to output, etc.)

I managed to reduce the power consumption up to 43%. In my tests the batteries are lasting 50% or more longer!

All R48 will be shipped with the new, improved firmware as of today. If you already have R48, please send in for free upgrade.

How to receive the free firmware upgrade

  • Please send your R48 to the address below.
    The LED Artist
    555 Dekalb Avenue 4L
    Brooklyn, NY 11205
  • Send only the R48 unit, without batteries or chargers.
  • We will pay for the return postage. (Please pay for your postage to send in.)
  • Make sure to clearly indicate the return address.
  • The upgraded R48 will be sent back via USPS First Class mail.
  • Enjoy the longer battery life!

2 Responses

  1. Rob S

    Does this firmware upgrade include UK customers too?

    Thanks

    RobS

    May 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    • Sure! Please send in the R48 body only. Without battery or cord. I will pay for the return shipping.

      May 6, 2014 at 9:18 am

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